Category Archives: Folk Tale

Kilmacdough…

County Galway, Wednesday, 27th July 2022… *** ‘Church of the son of the black man’ *** Standing at one hundred and twelve feet high the round tower here is the tallest in Ireland. *** *** It also leans alarmingly, as … Continue reading

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Something profound?…

County Offally, Clonmacnoise, Monday, 25th July, 2022 *** ‘The meadow of the sons of Nos’ *** ‘Something dark and swift flitted between the grave stones. * Whether or not it was profound, only time would tell…’ Continue reading at France&Vincent

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Cow…

*** Protected and serene, the stream of life flows from her breast, Within her sheltered warmth her starry children safely rest. Her lowly form oft overlooked, conceals the Mother’s crown In heaven’s vault the arc of stars her diadem and … Continue reading

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Wolf…

  *** Run wild, run free and know the touch of wind upon your back Yet freedom’s totem knows it has a home within the pack. Part of a greater life, yet still at ease alone, he stands And casts … Continue reading

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Hare…

  *** Most subtle of the shifting forms and yet most constant too Whose moonlit transformation cannot change the heart that’s true. He hearkens to each season’s turn and reads the twilight air And listens to the inner song that … Continue reading

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Stag…

*** A silent power vigilant beneath the forest bough, No thought of past or future holds thine eye… only the Now. Part of an endless cycle of the life and death of earth Within the kernel of each death the … Continue reading

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Giants Everywhere…

County Down, Friday, 17th June, 2022… *** *** There are sections of the texts which we have been considering that relate stories which are incredibly ancient. *** *** These ancient tracts make no bones whatsoever about there being giants everywhere, … Continue reading

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Giant’s Ring…

County Down, Friday, 17th June, 2022… *** *** No one views the biblical story of David and Goliath with anything other than complete veracity. *** *** Yet the biblical time frame is nothing if not sketchy… Continue reading at France&Vincent

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Ghoul in the Crown?…

County Armagh, Thursday 16th June 2022… *** *** Notwithstanding such spectral speculations… *** *** All this does raise questions… Continue reading at France&Vincent

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Craig’s Dolmen?…

County Antrim, Tuesday, 14th June, 2022… *** *** The history of Ireland can be perplexing. *** *** On the one hand, there are ample materials stretching far back in time… * And on the other, it is clear that the … Continue reading

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